As the world’s most northernly Nordic capital, Reykjavik is the most colourful, charismatic, and creative city you’ll find. With a buzzing night life, stacks of culture and endless hours of entertainment on offer, you’ll be sure to have some of the coolest day trips from Reykjavik.
Whether it be gliding across a glassy glacier, bathing in the Blue Lagoon, or checking out some of the city’s super attractions, day trips from Reykjavik are always going to wow you with their wonders.
For our Nature Kickers, we’ve put together a list of some of the coolest day trips from Reykjavik, including our own, so grab a cuppa, and prepare to be astounded!
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Rave on Down to Rip-Roaring Reykjavik
As a trendy town at the top of the country, Reykjavik has a multitude of unmissable attractions and experiences that you’ll probably need several day trips from Reykjavik.
Tourists often get so caught up with the millions of things there are to do and explore in Iceland that they forget to take in the true value of the city that greets them when they leave the airport.
Nature Kicks would certainly recommend that you spend some time seeking out some of the sights and surroundings that the city has to offer before you set off on your day trips from Reykjavik.
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Among the many shops, bars, restaurants and raving nightlife venues that Reykjavik is rocking with, there’s also dozens of dashing places of cultural interest which will wow you too such as The National Museum of Iceland, The Settlement Exhibition, the Sun Voyager statue and The Arbaer Open Air Museum too!
You will even get a chance to have a peek at some pretty puffins or be whooshed away by wonderful whales as you look out across the cascading waves.
While there’s so many things to do in this sassy city, don’t forget to have a wander round the colourful and picturesque towns to see a bit of the spectaculars yourself on your day trips from Reykjavik.
An aerial day trip from Reykjavik – Helicopter Day Trip – The Superb Summit Experience
Feel the tingling thrill as you float above the flourishing, flashy city on the 45-minute Helicopter Tour on your day trips from Reykjavik epic experience of a lifetime.
Available all year round, our hovering vehicles will take you from the booming and buzzing of the brilliant city to the icy-covered mountains on its outskirts, giving you an experience so surreal, you’ll certainly want to shout about it.
This terrific aerial day trips from Reykjavik begins at the local airport where one of our aviators will give you a pre-flight briefing before you alleviate into the atmosphere.
On take-off, we will begin to accumulate altitude as we make our way out of the manic metropolis and into the confines of the calm countryside.
Your skilled and knowledgeable pilot will be on hand to show you the fascinating features and lavish landmarks of the coolest capital on the planet before they become nothing more than dots beneath you, unrecognisable to the squinted eye.
Just under half an hour later, we will slowly saunter down on one of the many summits which not only side-lines Europe’s Nordic, most Northernmost island, but also welcomes you with a wealth of natural elements at their finest.
Make sure your mobile is fully charged or bring a camera along too because you’ll be in for some mesmerising views which will leave their mark in your memory.
You’ll see the sapphire sea rise and fall before you, while a dozen islands dance in the distance beyond. You’ll gaze in awe at the steam which simmers off the volcanic slants of the heady hills and will understand where “Smoky Bay” was founded.
From the pinnacle of this magnificent mountain, you will be able to look out across the Arctic in awe and will be amazed at the many wondrous sights beyond. Click here for all our Aerial Adventures.
These all year round day trips from Reykjavik will be like no other, and it will be something you want to do again and again each time you rock on down to the capricious capital of Iceland!
Mountain biking for the cyclist in you – Lava Trails Mountain Bike Tour
For three to four hour, fun-filled day trips from Reykjavik adventure, why not try out the Lava Trails Mountain Bike ride? Available all year round, these tours are guaranteed to test your ability because they’re across a terrain you will never have tried out.
As we pedal along a local lake and follow a salmon river along the borders of the city, the tread of the mountain bike or fat bike will pay tribute to your trek. We will traverse the best single tracks through forestry and the natural elements of the epic Reykjavik, with routes that rustle your feathers every step along the way.
You’ll see a variety of vibrant shades and shimmering colours whether it be summer or winter, mountain bike or fat bike, and every moment spent marvelling at this mystifying scenery will be something for you to marvel at in years to come.
The bike tour is one of the best day trips from Reykjavik and is suitable for beginners and can be tailored to challenging for advanced riders. Click here for all our Mountain bike / fat bike tours.
After several hours of fun, you even get a chance to end your journey at a geothermal beach, or cycle back to Reykjavik. Nature kicks would recommend this experience for riders who want to whizz through amazing other-worldly terrain in its rawest form.
Visit one of the “Game of Thrones” locations on your day trips from Reykjavik whilst on an adrenalin ride?
If you’ve heard of or are a fan of the “Game of Thrones” TV show, then you’ll be ecstatic to know that many of the sites in the series are filmed on location in Reykjavik, Iceland!
Why not make one of your day trips from Reykjavik a chance to seek out one of the famous settings? This ATV Quad adventure takes you around the Game of Thrones locations.
The fantasy land of Westeros, snowy scenes shot ‘north of the wall’ were filmed on the icy island, and the wildling camps and pass to the Eyrie were filmed at Thingvellir National Park.
There are so many locations filmed all over the country that you’ll want to spend one of your day trips from Reykjavik just checking them all out to see what they are like in real life. Check out all our ATV Quad Adventure tours.
If you weren’t a fan of the Game of Thrones before then you will be now when you have a chance to not only discover the beauty of the country, but to see how that brilliance was brought to our TV screens.
Reykjavik is one of the trendiest capitals of the world and, with heaps of day trips from Reykjavik just waiting to be discovered, we’re sure there’ll be something for everyone’s taste.
Whether it be just exploring the city or having a sensational day out on one of our tours, you’re sure to be going home with memories that will make their mark on your mind forever!